Hot Tub Covers

Why Hot Tub Covers are the Most Important part of Your Hot Tub

Posted on May 9, 2009
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Hot tubs can be really expensive.  In fact, a hot tub should be considered an investment.  Heck, hot tubs might be the best investment you ever make in terms of the relaxation and stress relief they provide.  When is the last time you took a hot dip in your 401K–if you still have one?  hot-tub-cover

But seriously, hot tub covers are made solely for two reasons.  To protect your precious hot tub from the elements.  Secondly, hot tub covers are designed to keep things out of the hot tub that should not be in it for safety reasons, like your children.  Any body of water can be extremely dangerous, so it is essential to have an effective and strong cover on your jacuzzi.  Some people even have locks on their tubs as an extra safety feature, but this is more the exception than the rule.

A good cover will keep dirt, muck, and animals out of the sophisticated piping and motor of you tub, which will help you with maintenance costs and will help lengthen the life of you spa.  It’s just plain smart to have a good cover for your tub.  Protect your investment and protect your kids.

Where to Find Discount Hot Tub Covers

Posted on October 9, 2008
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If you are looking for discount hot tub covers and don’t know where to start, then keep reading.

Everybody loves a good deal on whatever product they are searching for.  The difficult part is knowing where to go to find the best deal on the particular item.

One place that many people find good deals on hot tub covers is on eBay.  Ebay is a great place to find accessories for hot tubs.  You can generally find good deals and may be able to get a steal in an auction on this website.  But beware, you want to know just how much shipping and handling costs.

Another place to find discount hot tub covers is Craiglist.  Go to Craigslist and find the page that is specific to your town or region.  Often on the sales or trade pages on this site you can find some very good deals on hot tub equipment and accessories.  Craigslist charges no fees to people who want to post something they are selling–so the savings on that gets passed down to you.  Be sure to check this site often as people put up new products every day!

Amazon.com and Buy.com are two of the largest online marketplaces.  It is worthwhile to check out these sites to see what kind of deals you can get straight from the manufacturer.  It may take some time to find the right deal for you, but if you give it enough time and effort you will find it.  Keep looking and you may find your cheap hot tub cover in the least likely of places–right on the manufacturers website or on the showroom of your local seller!

Keep Your Hot Tub Cover Looking Brand New

Posted on August 8, 2008
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Hot tub covers, as well as the actual hot tub you own, can be quite an investment.  It is often worth it to spend a little more and get a higher quality cover that will last longer, rather than getting a cheaper one that may start to fray, crack, or become waterlogged sooner.

There are a few things you can do to keep your hot tub cover looking brand spanking new and preserve it so you can use it for a lot longer.

Clean your cover using soap and warm water.  Hot tubs create chemical residue that will damage the outer lining of your cover as time goes by.  If you keep it clean, say by cleaning it twice a month, you will help preserve it.

If you protect the outer lining of the spa cover, this will help prevent water from getting past it and into the inner lining and the foam core because you will help eliminate cracking.  As soon as water gets to foam core of the cover, you are well on your way to needing a new one.  This is when things start to go downhill.

Beneath the outer lining, there is generally an inner lining made of plastic that directly surrounds the foam core.  Check this lining for rips and tears and also see if there is anything inside there that may cause friction against it and possibly rip it.

Cover your hot tub cover.  If you put something–tarps work well–over the entire hot tub, you can help prevent sun damage to your cover.  During times when you are away or aren’t using your spa for extended periods of time, consider doing this.

It will help you preserve your investment.  Here are some how-to videos that will help you take care of your hot tub.

Hot Tub Covers that Do Not Get Heavy

Posted on August 4, 2008
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Finding a hot tub cover that does not get heavy is pretty much a dream for people who own hot tubs. Every jacuzzi owner knows that dreaded feeling when it comes time to either take the cover off or put it on and it is starting to get waterlogged and heavy.

Not only do they get heavy, they become moldy and smelly if not maintained properly. Poorly made or cheap spa covers tend to get “heavy” faster and make the life of the owner just that much more difficult.

The purpose of a spa is relaxation, not frustration.

When the foam core of the cover starts to take on water, this is when it gets saturated and difficult to maneuver easily. The real culprit is bad insulation. Good, well made, solid hot tub covers prevent warping, saturation, and mold.

They last longer and save the owner money, not only because you don’t have to replace it as often, but because they maintain the water temperature more effectively, which saves on your electricity bills.

Besides, heavy covers can be dangerous, especially if children are trying to operate a tub.

Hot Tub Safety Tips for the Summer

Posted on July 20, 2008
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Summertime activities are always fun until someone gets hurt.  One of the most important things you can do is to watch your children or young ones at all times when there are water activities involved.

If you own a hot tub, make sure that your kids are playing safe and aren’t getting too wild in the jacuzzi.  If you need to be away for a few minutes, place the hot tub cover on the tub just to be extra safe.

One thing that goes unheeded sometimes is actually taking hot tub covers off the spa.  This can be dangerous as there are accounts of individuals trying to gain leverage against a waterlogged cover and falling into the spa water headfirst.

Kids can drown in one inch of water.

You should always check how well your hot tub cover is holding up.  If it is too waterlogged or is becoming difficult to put on and easily take off, it may be time for a new one.

The key to all safety is really just being aware of the situation and being prepared to react.

Be safe.

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